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What Can Cause A Stomach Ache
Many things.: If this has been going on for a while - weeks to months - i'd get it checked out by your doc. It could be gas, bloating. It could be gastritis, which is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It can be an ulcer. If you're also having fevers, weight loss, or the pain is waking you up at night, that's more concerning and should definitely have an eval by your doctor. ...Read more
Perforating lesion: While abdominal pain associated with an ulcer can be severe it best responds to antacids or meds reducing acid production. The true almost intolerable pain however is associated with the distal stomach ulcer that freely perforates into the retroperitoneum or lesser sac. Here the pain persists until surgical intervention to control the leakage of gastric fluid. ...Read more
Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help ...Read more
See your doctor: That's a general stimulation of the GI tract. If it continues beyond a day or two, i'd see my doctor and get a work up to find out what's going on. ...Read more
Great ? =many things: Lower abdominal pain could be from appendicitis, hernias, urinary tract infections, inflammation of the colon, bladder infections, tumors, etc. You should consult your physician for proper diagnosis. Abdominal pain can be caused by a large number of things and diagnosis is dependent on your history and specific symptoms. ...Read more
Lots of things: Distension after meals suggests gastroparesis (a slow stomach) or dysmotility of the small or large intestine. Distension is often reported by irritable bowel syndrome patients who exhibit no structural pathology. Partial or complete obstruction of the bowel can cause distenstion. Accumulation of ascites fluid (benign or malignant causes), pregnancy, organ enlargement, herniation are others. ...Read more
Can prostatitis cause bloating and constipation, lower middle stomach pain or what else can it be?
Here are some ...: Prostatitis alone should not cause bloating & constipation, which are related with GI functional disorders, although it may cause some perineal discomfort if the diagnosis is correct. Of note, prostatitis has been overused and even misused for men with vague mild symptoms related with urination. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling so to avoid unnecessary confusion & anxiety. ...Read more
Trauma.: Only reason for stomach to burst is trauma - penetrating trauma (bullet or knife) or really severe blunt trauma on a full stomach. A really rare cause is high pressure from reactions in the stomach which produce large amounts of gas. Sometimes one can have an ulcer or a cancer or a corrosive ingestion which erodes the lining of the stomach but this would really not be a "burst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often cramping: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea , nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more
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